Lightkurve and Astropy Timeseries Software Developer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The upcoming date less then 1 day.
Job Summary
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Institution Classification/Type: 
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

NumFocus, via a contract with STScI and in collaboration with the Astropy Project, is seeking multiple full and part-time contractors.

We are seeking a contractor or contractors to improve the compatibility between the Lightkurve package and the astropy timeseries subpackage. Specifically, remove duplicate/deprecated code from LightKurve as a result of leveraging the TimeSeries object, and to extend/enhance timeseries to better support Kepler data.

Ideal candidates would have experience with Kepler and K2 data, the Lightkurve package, the astropy timeseries subpackage, and software development via GitHub.

These services are expected to be completed remotely and contractors will be expected to participate in regular telecons. Contractors will be expected to abide by the NumFocus and Astropy Codes of Conduct.

Compensation will be hourly at a rate of $75–130/hour, depending on experience. The work needs to be completed by Sept 30, 2020 so we are particularly interested in candidates who are available to start work immediately. All applications received by April 7 will receive full consideration.

To apply, please send an email to with a resume attached and a description of your interest in the role in the body of the email. Also include specific examples of relevant experience and its outcomes (e.g. include screenshots, links to pull requests). Please also describe your availability between now and Sept 30, 2020.

Pay Compensation
Hourly Rate Min: 
$75.00 (USD)
Hourly Rate Max: 
$130.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 


Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Kelle Cruz
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